KHouse Modern Progress - Revit | Life of an Architect

Everybody likes Bob. Trust me. If you don’t know who I’m talking about, he’s a bit of a celebrity in the blogosphere, and an all around gentleman (so I’m told), Bob Borson. Bob is an architect who focusses on residential projects and runs the popular blog: Life of an Architect. When he’s not sketching, these days he’s taking time to learn Revit. Revit you say? For residential projects? Yes, and yes. Oh, and full disclosure: Bob’s firm does design other types of projects, however that’s a different topic.

The other 30%

You see, there’s a little secret I want to let you in on. The National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) has recently voted unanimously to “support the concept of Building Information Modeling (BIM) utilizing the open industry standards for interoperability and collaboration as defined in the National Building Information Modeling Standard – US (NBIMS-US)”.

This is a key strategy to increase efficiency and allow large home builders to offer more flexibility in providing options to their customers. Architects take note. That development is creating a halo effect in areas where just a year ago, many small architecture firms and especially residential-focused firms were vehemently against the idea of change from 2D CAD. Revit and to a larger extent BIM are becoming not only a primary gravitational force in the architecture profession, they are becoming an increasingly desirable set of tools and processes and dare I say a requirement for the future of the profession.

What Bob shows that is possible after only 16 days of use in the firm where he works is astonishing. I’ll let him tell the story, as he does so very well. Check it out: KHouse Modern Progress – Revit | Life of an Architect

For more about the NAHB efforts on BIM, see: BIM Can Only ‘Raise the Bar’ for the Built Environment

2 comments on “Be like Bob

  • Glad you liked the article – there are so many things I don’t know about the software that it’s kind of exciting. I thought I would be mired in a bog of ignorance, turns out it was the other way around.


  • Glad you have the open mind and eager curiosity to give it a go. Change is hard, and many architects and designers like staying in their comfort zone. Stick with it and the payoff will be beyond expectations.

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